Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau - Paris

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Overview

Take a day tour from Paris to visit the three most famous chateaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, privately owned Chateau de Cheverny and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Chateau de Chambord. You'll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into "castle life" in these Renaissance riverside castles.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

The largest of the Loire castles, the turreted Chambord Castle was built for King Francois 1st as a hunting lodge. The intricate stone "double helix" staircase leading up to the spires and turrets of the rooftop terrace is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cheverny Castle is the most beautifully furnished of the Loire Valley castles, with a fine collection of 17th-century furniture. Herge, the Belgian creator of Tintin, based his Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart) on Cheverny Castle.

Chenonceau Chateau was built over the River Cher in traditional Renaissance style, and is known as the Chateau des Dames (the Ladies' Castle) because of the influence of the famous women who lived there. The chateau was built in 1513 by Catherine Briconnet, embellished by Diance de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis, and saved from destruction during the Revolution by Madame Dupin.

Guests traveling in Winter (November 1-March 31) also receive a typical lunch and drink. During the summer (April 1 - October 31) lunch is not included but the guide will advise on places to eat. From April 1st, you will visit 2 Castles ; Chenonceau & Chambord and you will have Wine tastings to develop your palate! Amboise will replace Chambord Castle on Mondays & Saturdays iduring Summer time 2018



Please note: On Mondays and Saturdays, the tour will visit Amboise instead of Cheverny.

Inclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Skip the Line entrance to 3 castles ( until end March 2018)
  • Return transport from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Skip the Line entrance to 2 castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st2018)
  • Hotel pickup if option chosen

Exclusions for Loire Valley Castles Day Trip: Chambord, Cheverny And Chenonceau

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

On Mondays & Saturdays in summer (April - October), you will visit Amboise instead of Chambord

Skip the Line entrance to 2  castles + Wine tastings ( From April 1st  2018)

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Good solid tour but the tour guide's English was a bit rusty... other than that it was fine.

  • So much fun! We couldn't have fit in so much if we tried ourselves. Would do it again!

  • What an amazing tour, the castles are truly breathtaking, just wish the lunch would of not been at the first stop... nice town but just so much more to see at the castles

  • Have returned to Chambord and Chenonceau for a second time. Once is just not enough!

  • a Definitely if you doing Paris in 3 days

  • There were 50 people on the tour. It was as crowded as getting to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Often times, the tour guide and the rest of the group were not in the same room when they were giving us the history of each exhibit. When we were in the same room, the tour guide was very informative and charismatic. Only thing WE LOVEDDD! Were the hounds at Cheverny. We got to pet them and they were very sweet. Versailles is similar, better in alot of ways, and worth it since its a smaller tour group.

  • Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

  • This was a beautiful day visiting three chateaux in the Loire Valley. The guide was knowledgable, the scenery very enjoyable and the castles just wonderful. The day was very hot and the air conditioner on the bus was unreliable. This was rectified later in the afternooon. I would highly recommend the day. Jenny

  • I forgot the name of our English tour guide.the bus has three tour guides three languages..she's very helpful and understanding. She answered all my questions pertaining to the history of the castles. She listen to individual's needs. In addition, she made us laugh for me anyway cracking funny jokes. It could've been better if the weather was cooperating. But I loved it. It's worth it.

  • A wonderful day trip. Everything ran smoothly from hotel pick-up through to hotel drop-off. The three sites picked were very impressive and the guide Vincent was incredibly well-informed and a great story-teller an unusual combination. For those interested in the history, their desires were met. For those interested in seeing lavish lifestyle, their needs were met. It was a great experience.

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